Canucks Sports & Entertainment and the BC Securities Commission announce financial literacy partnership

VANCOUVER, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Canucks Sports & Entertainment (CS&E) is proud to announce its new partnership with the BC Securities Commission (BCSC). The Canucks will partner with the BCSC to provide a variety of investor education, financial literacy and business seminars to Canucks staff, affiliates and business partners. The partnership will also include joint projects involving fans and B.C. high school students. 

"I know from personal experience the importance of preventative fraud protection," said Canucks President and General Manager, Michael D. Gillis. "The B.C. Securities Commission provides the invaluable service of educating all British Columbians about protecting their financial assets and preventing many types of fraud as they invest their hard earned money."

Research conducted by the BCSC shows that many investors lack the knowledge and understanding they need to make sound investment decisions. For those who fall victim to investment fraud, the impact is devastating.

Investors can educate themselves by visiting InvestRight.org, where they will find many tools and resources to help them avoid investment fraud, assess their risk tolerance, or research an investment. The BCSC also educates British Columbians of all ages on the importance of financial life skills, from high school students to retirees.

"The goal of our financial education program is to help British Columbians make informed investment decisions and protect themselves from investment fraud," said Brenda Leong, Chair of the BCSC. "Partnering with the Canucks is a great new way for us to reach investors of all ages, and we're thrilled to be assisting the Canucks organization by educating their staff and business partners."

The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province.

SOURCE British Columbia Securities Commission



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